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The Sciences

Waxman's Having One Hell of a Hearing

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyMarch 16, 2007 8:38 PM


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At least according to a report I just read from E&ENews (unfortunately subscription only), Henry Waxman's politics and science oversight hearing on Monday is going to feature:

* NASA's James Hansen * Philip Cooney, formerly of the American Petroleum Institute, currently of Exxon Mobil, accused of editing climate reports while working at the White House Council on Environmental Quality * James Connaughton, director of the Council on Environmental Quality * George Deutsch, NASA public affairs appointee accused of blocking Hansen's media access * Roy Spencer, University of Alabama, climatologist and something of a global warming contrarian (I believe)

All I can say is, sit back and watch the sparks fly....

P.S.: As a warm up round, check out my profile of Hansen in the last issue of Seed, which retells the Hansen-Deutsch saga....

P.P.S.: Over at ClimateScienceWatch, Rick Piltz--who had his run-ins with Cooney--also reports that he expects this to be the witness list....

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